Paradox Gaming Network is creating A Gaming Community
2

patrons

$18
per month
So it hasn’t even been a year since I did the original Patron page, but I felt it was time to update it already. The reason why is because the mission of the Paradox Gaming Network has sorta changed. When I first started my goal was to focus primarily on instructional videos for games, mainly whatever game I was playing at the time. The truth is the vision of Paradox has changed as it has grown. Now, I’m more interested in building up the community than I am about just making instructional videos.

Why build a community?

Some gaming communities are little more than guilds that play games together. While some of the people may know each other, they do very little socializing outside of their main game. In Paradox, we are actually the opposite. Not everyone in the Gaming Network is in the guild, but they are still more than willing to hang out. If they happen to know something about the game we are talking about, they jump in, but more importantly if they know something about the life topic we are discussing they help.

It is also more than just gaming stuff we do. I’ve helped people get into college, get into the military, fix some life mistakes. I’ve helped people figure out how to fix their finances, I’ve explained mortgages, loans, credit, how to fix bad debt, how to establish good credit. This is what I think a community is. It is more than just people playing videos games together, it is people doing things for the greater good.

Why is it always “we”?

People have asked me why I always use the we pronoun when talking about Paradox when I’m the only one who actually produces anything. The truth of the matter is I’m probably the least important person in the operation. Sure, I get out there and stream and make the videos, but if the network didn’t watch the videos, didn’t share the videos, didn’t make comments on the videos I’d just be a guy doing a lot of recording.

I honestly do have a goal of being the voice of 50,000 gamers, one day, but for the immediate future I like my work on getting Paradox.

So why 50,000 gamers?

Everyone who wants to make a change to anything needs to have a voice. The more people who agree with that voice, the louder the voice gets and the more it is taken seriously. I can go from website to website talking about all the things we talk about during my streams, in discords, etc, but unless I have a major following behind me it's really just me saying it.

Take for example the “Pay to….” position we have developed this year. We all used to say “pay to win” off the cuff with no real deeper meaning behind it. Now, through several months of spirited discussion we have developed a new “Pay to…” statement which allows people to acknowledge that there is a cash shop and that buying stuff is a problem, but the extent of the problem can range from “convenience” all the way to “straight winning.” This idea would not have been as developed without the Paradox Gaming Network.

Why create a Patreon?
To be honest I never intended on creating a Patreon, it was only from people supporting me telling me they wanted to donate to me that caused me to do it. The little bit of money I’ve brought in via Patreon has been enough to do several giveaways and now I have a pile of money ready to give away more stuff in weeks and months to come.

Has Jahlon sold out? Am I going to have to pay to watch his videos?

Absolutely NOT!

My videos are going to be on Youtube for Free. For now. For ever.

Everything I do, everything I've ever done, everything I ever will do will go up on YouTube and you will never have to pay a dime. The patron simply exists for people who want to help support the Paradox Gaming Network. Honestly, watching the videos and showing up when I stream is also a ton of support and it's the type of support I need more than financial contribution.

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Did you know that $1 a month helps keep Jahlon chained to his desk with a healthy supply of Ramen and Tea?   Well it does.


As a thank you for everyone who supports at this tier, your name will be included in the credits at the end of any Paradox Gaming Network video produced for any month you are a supporter.   

Benefactor
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
The Paradox Gaming Network is a school for video games, and like every good school, we need Benefactors.


Along with having your name at the end of the video, you will also be granted access to the Benefactor role on the Archeage 101 Discord and on any future discords the Paradox Gaming Network does giving you direct access to Jahlon and the other AA101 instructors.   

Includes Discord rewards
Associate Producer
$5 or more per month 1 patron
This tier is for people who want to take a slightly more active role in production of videos.  

 

Along with the previous benefits, you will also be able to watch Jahlon (or any future creator) go through the process of putting together a video via discord screen share.  You will be able to do this a minimum of once per quarter, but if there is nobody else signed up you will be able to visit as often as you like.  (Limit of 5 viewers per session)  

Includes Discord rewards
Co-Producer
$15 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
As with everything above except instead of at the end of the videos your name will be at the front of the videos.


You will also get access to the Producers role and the Video-Producers channel on the Archeage 101 Discord (and any future Discords) where the topics, ideas, and production of new videos will be discussed.  You will be influencing the production schedule of which videos get done when and even more you will have direct input into what topics for what games get done next. 


With this level you also can get face time with Jahlon (or any future producer) for one hour once per six months.  The topic can be anything professional from a particular video game, to an interview, to even sitting there discussing Life, the universe and everything with a cup of coffee.   

Includes Discord rewards
Executive Producer
$25 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
Everything from the previous packages plus:


- You call it.  Once per year you call a video and it gets made.   This is beyond influencing the production schedule you actually SET the production.   After you have held this their for six months you can begin working with the discussion of the particulars of your video.


This can be a video topic of your choosing, or it can even be working with Jahlon (or another creator) to build a video of your own particular raw footage.


- Included in this are 4 - one hour sessions per year on Filmora video editing.   (You may claim the first session after three months, and then each additional session after 3 additional months).  [You are responsible for owning your own copy of Filmora]

Includes Discord rewards
So it hasn’t even been a year since I did the original Patron page, but I felt it was time to update it already. The reason why is because the mission of the Paradox Gaming Network has sorta changed. When I first started my goal was to focus primarily on instructional videos for games, mainly whatever game I was playing at the time. The truth is the vision of Paradox has changed as it has grown. Now, I’m more interested in building up the community than I am about just making instructional videos.

Why build a community?

Some gaming communities are little more than guilds that play games together. While some of the people may know each other, they do very little socializing outside of their main game. In Paradox, we are actually the opposite. Not everyone in the Gaming Network is in the guild, but they are still more than willing to hang out. If they happen to know something about the game we are talking about, they jump in, but more importantly if they know something about the life topic we are discussing they help.

It is also more than just gaming stuff we do. I’ve helped people get into college, get into the military, fix some life mistakes. I’ve helped people figure out how to fix their finances, I’ve explained mortgages, loans, credit, how to fix bad debt, how to establish good credit. This is what I think a community is. It is more than just people playing videos games together, it is people doing things for the greater good.

Why is it always “we”?

People have asked me why I always use the we pronoun when talking about Paradox when I’m the only one who actually produces anything. The truth of the matter is I’m probably the least important person in the operation. Sure, I get out there and stream and make the videos, but if the network didn’t watch the videos, didn’t share the videos, didn’t make comments on the videos I’d just be a guy doing a lot of recording.

I honestly do have a goal of being the voice of 50,000 gamers, one day, but for the immediate future I like my work on getting Paradox.

So why 50,000 gamers?

Everyone who wants to make a change to anything needs to have a voice. The more people who agree with that voice, the louder the voice gets and the more it is taken seriously. I can go from website to website talking about all the things we talk about during my streams, in discords, etc, but unless I have a major following behind me it's really just me saying it.

Take for example the “Pay to….” position we have developed this year. We all used to say “pay to win” off the cuff with no real deeper meaning behind it. Now, through several months of spirited discussion we have developed a new “Pay to…” statement which allows people to acknowledge that there is a cash shop and that buying stuff is a problem, but the extent of the problem can range from “convenience” all the way to “straight winning.” This idea would not have been as developed without the Paradox Gaming Network.

Why create a Patreon?
To be honest I never intended on creating a Patreon, it was only from people supporting me telling me they wanted to donate to me that caused me to do it. The little bit of money I’ve brought in via Patreon has been enough to do several giveaways and now I have a pile of money ready to give away more stuff in weeks and months to come.

Has Jahlon sold out? Am I going to have to pay to watch his videos?

Absolutely NOT!

My videos are going to be on Youtube for Free. For now. For ever.

Everything I do, everything I've ever done, everything I ever will do will go up on YouTube and you will never have to pay a dime. The patron simply exists for people who want to help support the Paradox Gaming Network. Honestly, watching the videos and showing up when I stream is also a ton of support and it's the type of support I need more than financial contribution.

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Did you know that $1 a month helps keep Jahlon chained to his desk with a healthy supply of Ramen and Tea?   Well it does.


As a thank you for everyone who supports at this tier, your name will be included in the credits at the end of any Paradox Gaming Network video produced for any month you are a supporter.   

Benefactor
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
The Paradox Gaming Network is a school for video games, and like every good school, we need Benefactors.


Along with having your name at the end of the video, you will also be granted access to the Benefactor role on the Archeage 101 Discord and on any future discords the Paradox Gaming Network does giving you direct access to Jahlon and the other AA101 instructors.   

Includes Discord rewards
Associate Producer
$5 or more per month 1 patron
This tier is for people who want to take a slightly more active role in production of videos.  

 

Along with the previous benefits, you will also be able to watch Jahlon (or any future creator) go through the process of putting together a video via discord screen share.  You will be able to do this a minimum of once per quarter, but if there is nobody else signed up you will be able to visit as often as you like.  (Limit of 5 viewers per session)  

Includes Discord rewards
Co-Producer
$15 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
As with everything above except instead of at the end of the videos your name will be at the front of the videos.


You will also get access to the Producers role and the Video-Producers channel on the Archeage 101 Discord (and any future Discords) where the topics, ideas, and production of new videos will be discussed.  You will be influencing the production schedule of which videos get done when and even more you will have direct input into what topics for what games get done next. 


With this level you also can get face time with Jahlon (or any future producer) for one hour once per six months.  The topic can be anything professional from a particular video game, to an interview, to even sitting there discussing Life, the universe and everything with a cup of coffee.   

Includes Discord rewards
Executive Producer
$25 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
Everything from the previous packages plus:


- You call it.  Once per year you call a video and it gets made.   This is beyond influencing the production schedule you actually SET the production.   After you have held this their for six months you can begin working with the discussion of the particulars of your video.


This can be a video topic of your choosing, or it can even be working with Jahlon (or another creator) to build a video of your own particular raw footage.


- Included in this are 4 - one hour sessions per year on Filmora video editing.   (You may claim the first session after three months, and then each additional session after 3 additional months).  [You are responsible for owning your own copy of Filmora]

Includes Discord rewards